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History: Historical Tales

Reprinted from the February 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Historical Tales
By Senator F. W. Gershaw

‘The Longhorns – According to the records of Lee Brown, the Spaniards brought cattle to Mexico first when they were making a mad search for gold in that newly discovered country. The first bunch consisted of 6 sharp-horned heifers and one young bull. They landed in 1521 and as they had come from a tropical area they did well on the rich grassland.’

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‘Our History’ is curated by former Canadian Cattlemen editor, Gren Winslow.

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